Buster and Buddy

Builder's Safety Mascots Take it Steady

Redrow Homes’ mascots Buster and Buddy lived up to their health and safety maxim with a ‘safe and steady’ approach to their appearance in this year’s Mascot Gold Cup at Wetherby racecourse.

The pair received a special award for “finishing last without stopping” in the annual race which raises much needed funds for the Sue Ryder charity.

It’s the third year that Buster and Buddy have competed and, once again, they proved it’s not the winning but the taking part that counts!

“The important thing for Buster and Buddy was that they safely negotiated the course and all its obstacles,” said Redrow Homes (Yorkshire) chief quantity surveyor Bill Parker, who accompanied them to the event. “Their key remit is usually educating children about the potential dangers of playing on or near building sites through school visits and appearances at community events. Taking part in the Mascot Gold Cup is a nice change for them but, as ever, safety was key.”

The Mascot Gold cup is the world’s largest mascot race with companies including Redrow making a donation to the hospice and neurological care charity to enter their mascots. Racegoers are able to place bets on the mascots, who run the final furlong of the Wetherby course (220 yards) and negotiate six small fences.

Watch the race here, including Buster and Buddy crossing the finishing line at the end.

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Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1billion turnover and building more than 4,000 homes in 2014/15 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: